You live in Brookfield, there is no chance you would run into a bear, right? Wrong.
In 2017 there were around 80 Black Bear sightings in the town of Brookfield alone. For the state of CT the total was in the 6000 range. While this may not seem like a lot, it doesn’t change the fact that this chance encounter could happen. An encounter with a bear can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Here is some information on the Black Bear and what to do if you happen to encounter one.
Black Bears are native to the area, and have been increasing in numbers recently. These bears are omnivorous, meaning that they could destroy your vegetable garden and follow that stunt up with gobbling up your annoying wife. Big loss there right? While they tend to keep to themselves, they can get drawn to humans especially when food is left out.
To prevent bears from gathering around your home or campsite take heed of the following tips:
Please report any run-ins to DEEP, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (860-424-3333). The dispatch is available 24hrs and is able to provide advice on your situation.
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